The Department of Elder Affairs administers programs and services for elders across the state of Florida through 11 Area Agencies on Aging, which operate as Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). These ADRCs function as a single, coordinated system for information and access to services for all Floridians seeking long-term care resources. The ADRCs provide information and assistance about state and federal benefits, as well as available local programs and services. See below to contact your local ADRC.
By sharing a common information and referral system, the ADRCs are able to provide elders with uniform assistance no matter where they live. This system also offers the public access to a statewide database of local community resources, available on the internet or by calling the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337).
- Provide information and referral services.
- Ensure that eligibility determinations are done properly and efficiently.
- Triage clients who require assistance.
- Manage the availability of financial resources for certain key long-term care programs targeted for elders to ensure financial viability and stability.
To apply for services, call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center. (PSA = Planning and Service Area)